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Old 6th Aug 2008, 21:38   #11
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Eeep! I've been gruyered! Ahhh, I probably deserved it...!

Edit: Presumably the only way to shake this thing off is to wait for someone else to deserve it... I call that an accolade worth defending!
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Margaret Atwood
Penelope Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Taylor
W.G.Sebald
Joseph Roth
George Eliot
Michael Ondaatje
Ted Hughes
Edith Wharton
Emile Zola
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The cheese? I'm lost...
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Old 6th Aug 2008, 22:14   #14
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Just an old icon I brought out of retirement, bill. It used to be the undesired penalty in our Cheddar Gorge game.
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Oh, of course. I should have assumed that.
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Hey, are you telling me you didn't peruse all our threads, even the most obscure, before joining Palimpsest? Don't make me come over there!
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Ooh. Interesting. So (tonight):

Janice Galloway
Ali Smith
Lorrie Moore
Sylvia Plath
Douglas Coupland
Dave Eggers
David Sedaris
A.L Kennedy
Helen Simpson
Margaret Atwood
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(In alphabetical order)

Anton Chekhov
Joseph Conrad
Graham Greene
Patrick Hamilton
Ernest Hemingway
Henry James
Cormac McCarthy
James Salter
Georges Simenon
Richard Yates
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Kasuo Ishiguro
Margaret Atwood
Patrick McGrath
Martin Amis
Barbara Gowdy
Timothy Findley
Vladimir Nabokov
Charles Dickens
Edith Wharton
Henry James
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  1. Ernest Hemingway
  2. Truman Capote
  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Shirley Jackson
  5. John Steinbeck
  6. Marilynne Robinson
  7. Kazuo Ishiguro
  8. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Oscar Hijuelos
  10. William Golding

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